Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
This problem is based on a code using two different prime numbers less than 10. You'll need to multiply them together and shift the alphabet forwards by the result. Can you decipher the code?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
Start by putting one million (1 000 000) into the display of your calculator. Can you reduce this to 7 using just the 7 key and add, subtract, multiply, divide and equals as many times as you like?
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?
Is it possible to place 2 counters on the 3 by 3 grid so that there is an even number of counters in every row and every column? How about if you have 3 counters or 4 counters or....?
Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
A tetromino is made up of four squares joined edge to edge. Can this tetromino, together with 15 copies of itself, be used to cover an eight by eight chessboard?
There are nine teddies in Teddy Town - three red, three blue and three yellow. There are also nine houses, three of each colour. Can you put them on the map of Teddy Town according to the rules?
Mr McGregor has a magic potting shed. Overnight, the number of plants in it doubles. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of three gardens, planting one garden each day. Can he do it?
What do the numbers shaded in blue on this hundred square have in common? What do you notice about the pink numbers? How about the shaded numbers in the other squares?
You have 4 red and 5 blue counters. How many ways can they be placed on a 3 by 3 grid so that all the rows columns and diagonals have an even number of red counters?
Cut four triangles from a square as shown in the picture. How many different shapes can you make by fitting the four triangles back together?
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
This was a problem for our birthday website. Can you use four of these pieces to form a square? How about making a square with all five pieces?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Can you make the green spot travel through the tube by moving the yellow spot? Could you draw a tube that both spots would follow?
Place the numbers from 1 to 9 in the squares below so that the difference between joined squares is odd. How many different ways can you do this?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
Starting with the number 180, take away 9 again and again, joining up the dots as you go. Watch out - don't join all the dots!
Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds. What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you are given?
Can you make a cycle of pairs that add to make a square number using all the numbers in the box below, once and once only?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Can you coach your rowing eight to win?
Use the interactivity to play two of the bells in a pattern. How do you know when it is your turn to ring, and how do you know which bell to ring?
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
An interactive game to be played on your own or with friends. Imagine you are having a party. Each person takes it in turns to stand behind the chair where they will get the most chocolate.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Use the interactivity to listen to the bells ringing a pattern. Now it's your turn! Play one of the bells yourself. How do you know when it is your turn to ring?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
Imagine picking up a bow and some arrows and attempting to hit the target a few times. Can you work out the settings for the sight that give you the best chance of gaining a high score?
Can you locate the lost giraffe? Input coordinates to help you search and find the giraffe in the fewest guesses.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
Carry out some time trials and gather some data to help you decide on the best training regime for your rowing crew.